Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Glencore International Plc, in talks to combine with Xstrata Plc, registered the website domain name Glenstrata.com more than a year before making its approach to the world’s largest producer of power-station coal.
The website, yet to be populated with any data, was created by Glencore Chief Information Officer Daniel Mischler on Dec. 13, 2010, and is valid for two years, according to the Whois database of domain names. Simon Buerk, a Glencore spokesman, declined to comment.
Glencore, the world’s largest publicly traded commodities supplier, is in talks to buy the shares in Xstrata that it doesn’t already own to add coal, copper and nickel mines. Glencore made an approach about an all-share offer for “a merger of equals,” Zug, Switzerland-based Xstrata said today in a statement to the London stock exchange
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